The European Space Agency (ESA) has appointed the UK's National Physical Laboratory to survey nanotechnology capabilities in Europe. NPL's Nanomaterials group will lead a consortium to identify the next generation of nano and smart materials that will be used in future space missions.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have uncovered the first experimental evidence for why the transition temperature of high-temperature superconductors cannot simply be elevated by increasing the electrons' binding energy.
A new high-throughput screening system based on photonic crystals could quickly and cheaply detect molecules that disrupt binding between proteins and DNA, offering a new way to look for novel classes of drugs, say scientists in the U.S.
While sophisticated microscopes allow scientists to take pictures of a single molecule, capturing images of single molecules in a living cell has been particularly challenging. Lawrence Miller, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, hopes to meet that challenge with the help of a four-year, $1.16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Therapeutics Development Meeting features the latest findings in laboratory, translational and clinical cancer research. This year's meeting focuses on new biologic markers and imaging methods.
Using semiconductor nanotechnology, Srinivas Sridhar, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Chair of Physics at Northeastern University, and his team of researchers from the university?s Electronic Materials Research Institute have created a new microlens that focuses infrared light at telecommunication frequencies.
A group of internationally known researchers at the University of Oklahoma with expertise in the development of mid-infrared lasers is working to create a sensor to detect biomarker gases exhaled in the breath of a person with cancer.
Amid mounting agreement that future clean, carbon-neutral, energy will rely on efficient conversion of the sun?s light energy into fuels and electric power, attention is focusing on one of the most ancient groups of organism, the cyanobacteria.
ACE USA today launched a new audio podcast discussing the risk management issues and challenges associated with rapidly evolving nanotechnologies as medical research and government regulation lag marketing development.
DNA barcoding as currently practiced churns out some results as inaccurately as a supermarket checker scanning an apple and ringing it up as an orange, according to a new Brigham Young University study.